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Pilgrims hold a banner of St Ludovico Pavoni before the canonisation Mass (CNS)

Francis celebrated a canonisation Mass in St Peter’s Square on Sunday

Tapestries of the seven new saints hang from St Peter's Basilica (AP)

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John Halpin said the scandal the emails have evoked was ‘fake’

A lost painted portrait of Mary Seacole by obscure London artist Albert Challen dating from 1869 (PA)

Seacole converted to Catholicism late in life, and is buried in St Mary’s cemetery, Kensal Green

The virtual image of Our Lady

Archbishop Viilma of the Evangelical Lutheran Church said that the exhibit ridicules religion

Archbishop Chaput said that the emails were ugly (CNS)

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia called the emails ‘contemptuously anti-Catholic’

The new superior general greets the previous superior general, Fr Adolfo Nicolás, after his election (CNS)

He becomes the 30th successor of St Ignatius of Loyola

The letter urged bishops not to shift its stance on same sex relationships (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

More than 80 evangelical leaders in the UK have written to the College of Bishops

Jesuit delegates attend the opening Mass of their general congregation on October 2 (CNS)

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A child sits on railroad tracks near a makeshift camp for migrants in late March at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of in Idomeni, Greece.  (CNS photo/Armando Babani, EPA)

The Pope has released the text of his message for World Day for Migrants and Refugees